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and your colleagues on the house to sherry committee republican colleagues adjusted to the obama administration that they are not doing a good job enforcing current gun laws. during the peak that the bush administration, there were 11,000 prosecutions of people who are illegally attempting to purchase a firearm. at its peak in the obama administration, there have been 7700 such prosecutions. your argument being that until the obama administration more effectively enforce current gun laws, there may be should not be any new gun laws. i'm curious what your measure of success would be for the justice department once they reach that point. is there a threshold you would like to see them reached before new gun legislation is considered? >> we are not saying that we are not going to be looking at new gun laws. the national instant check system is up for reauthorization at the end of this year. this is a perfect time to look at ways we can improve on the background check system and do more to keep weapons out of the hands of criminals and people with serious mental illness. at the same
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